ohhh! Look at that!
Thursday, February 8, 2007, 06:50 PM - Music/Books/Film, Art/Design, Illustration
My illustration is now on Jonathan's site... ohhhh...
something is keeping my mind occupied...
Tuesday, January 30, 2007, 07:44 AM - Music/Books/Film, Art/Design, Illustration
As I think hard about "red" for Illustration Friday (actually, it is not such a hard topic, as I am always using red...but...) I decided to post the other two images that I have done for Jonathan Keeley. We are almost there with his CD cover. I have two plans today, to finish a "red" image, that I have been looking at since last friday (it is Ern Malley again for another project) and...
I received my GOCCO!
48 hours in the house, and I have an image planned. I just need to expose the screens and print. I might have time today to do this.
I need to update my portfolio site, I was trying to find something on there the other day to show someone, and even I had trouble finding stuff, it is a big, overcrowded mess (sorry VdB), but it is true.
start of a goodyear...
Tuesday, January 23, 2007, 08:59 PM - Music/Books/Film, Art/Design, Illustration
This year started with a bang once I got back from Canada.
I was asked by Jonathan Keeley to create a CD cover for his release The Hanged Man.
The two images above are images conjured up by his melancholic, but, strangely warm music. More about this as it transpires. Perhaps these images will change?
I also was accepted into the next edition of Carousel Magazine, so this made me very happy too!
I am organising myself for my very first spruiking of my wares soon.
I need to get out of this English teaching game that takes more time than the creation.
HZ-06 finally arrived!
Friday, October 6, 2006, 06:16 PM - Music/Books/Film, Art/Design, Illustration, French
After the first disappeared, I finally received my Howiezine No.6. It is a really nice object. To look at the PDF on-line does it almost no justice. It is definately a 3D object. I am really impressed. I am definately signed up to do No.9 Myths and Legends, I plan to make a screen print, and hopefully have it in my hands when we go to Canada, so I can send it when I get there. We see. Making 40 odd copies of something by hand is not too bad sometimes, if you need to do it.
I just watched Train De Vie by Radu Mihaileanu. Yes, it is an old film, and I just watched it in it's original version, no subtitles, as this DVD (which must be old as well) didn't even give you the option to have subtitles for the hearing impared. I gasped at the ending, involuntarily, but get the idea, although I probably didn't understand all the dialogue. I did something useful today for my French.
second day: La Lune
Tuesday, September 12, 2006, 09:37 PM - Relationships, Music/Books/Film, Art/Design
So on my official second day of creation, this is the idea I had while at the party on Saturday night.
It was nice, but there seems to be generally only one thing people like to say to me if they can't really be bothered, or, to be fair, they don't know me, and that is;
"... you speak French well... how long have you been in France?" .
The conversation ends at this point generally. I understand, they had their long term friends there... I'm not fussed. I did have a funny conversation with the man who will probably do our bathroom, about music. He listens to Belgium radio because they don't just play French (or Belgium) music. It is true the French are very patriotic like that. Sadly though, they played The Counting Crows and they all danced to it, with much punching of the air and teeth biting into the lower lip (I am sure you have ALL seen this action)... euuuggghhhh. Nasty.
So anyway... I had a thought of representing the The Ladies (The Magic Flute again) as birds, in a boat, in fact this is the next part of the idea for the moment.
I have no idea why so much of my work at the moment has a boat in it... anyone else noticed? But, I am embracing it. So, the tarot cards are back, and even though this card is not finished, (in fact the only thing stuck down is the boat, the lettraset and the white paint on the paper), I am sure I'll have a brain wave tomorrow to finish it and to continue with the next one.